Guadalupe Salgado Partida, with her poem "Nearing Heaven", tilts our eyes skyward, just as the eyes of the poem's narrator when she asks her father about God.
Kelly Joslyn – Before the Hunt
Kelly Joslyn's quiet and simple poem Before the Hunt is a childhood reminiscence of her father. The child's early-morning attentiveness to her father extends to the dim lighting and the smell of the tangerine, like looking at an old Polaroid of something from childhood.
Gregory Pardlo – Raisin
The anxieties of fatherhood and the tension of generational and racial dynamics weave through Gregory Pardlo's vibrant and dense poem, Raisin.